Steamed buns (mantou)

Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 teaspoon Yeast
1 teaspoon Plus
3 tablespoons Sugar
3½ cup White flour

(adapted from Madhur Jaffrey's _World of the East Vegetarian Cooking) Dissolve yeast in ¼ cup warm water. Mix sugar and flourin bowl. Add yeast and 1 cup warm water to flour. Knead flourfor ten minutes. Let rise for 2 hours or until double in bulk. Punch down and knead for a few minutes.

Roll the dough ona lightly floured board until you have a 12-inch roll.

Divideinto 12 little balls. Cover and let rise for 45 minutes. Line your bamboo steamer with cheesecloth and steam the buns for15 minutes. Turn off the heat and let sit for 10 minutes. If you're near a Chinese grocery, you can usually get frozen mantou which taste pretty good. Also, for something different, try adding a Tbs of instant coffee to the flour.

Posted to Digest bread-bakers.v096.n059 Date: Mon, 23 May 1994

From: kiesch@... (John Henry Kieschnick)

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